ΕUROPEAN CENTER FOR GENETICS & DNA IDENTIFICATION

LEGAL DNA TESTING
Our DNA Experts Represents you both in Greek and International courts
Instructions
INSTRUCTIONS FOR BUCCAL CELL COLLECTION: DNALOGY-KIT
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In the course of sampling, DNAlogy offers you free-of charge the DNAlogy-kit including the sterilized cotton swab, sampling instructions and a consent/order form for the applicant.
The aim of sampling is to collect as many cheek cells as possible and to transfer them to the sterilized cotton swab, which is going to protect DNA until its transfer to our laboratory.
Attention: Avoid any contact with the cotton tip end of the swabs.
Do not eat, drink or smoke for at least 30 minutes before sampling.
For the sampling procedure, each individual should use 2 swabs.

Step 1
Label the swabs with a unique identifying name and sampling date.

Step 2
Carefully open the sterile swab packaging holding the red plastic applicator end and remove the swab from the packaging.

Step 3
Sampling: Rub the cotton tip of the swab firmly against the inside of both cheeks several times (20-30 seconds) in each direction.

Step 4
Air dry the swabs for at least 1 hour at room temperature while keeping them protected from any source of contamination. When dry, place the swabs back in their packaging. Repeat the steps 1-4 with the second swab

Step 5
Send the swabs back to DNAlogy along with the completed questionnaire (consent and order form) by using the reply envelope.

LEGAL DNA TESTING

DNA Expertise in Court Civil cases. Determination of Biological Relationships.

Until today in Greek reality, solving even the simplest paternity case was a very time-consuming procedure with a high financial and psychological cost.

The myth that analyses should take place in public laboratories in order to be trustworthy has  now collapsed since none of the public laboratories uses up-to-date technology and  international standards. Even in cases when scientists from public laboratories insist that they can conduct such analyses, the procedure is flirting with legal crime since the results are  totally unreliable due to very old methodology. In fact, what makes a test legal is a DNA  Expert who is going to identify who are the participants, conduct the analysis, write and sign  the DNA Expert Report.

DNAlogy in co-operation with the network of lawyers, offers now DNA Expertise for legal use with reliability in the results and representation in court thanks to the scientific team of its Experts.

In order to use the results from a DNA Paternity test in court, all participants should initially give their consent for the analysis. Identification and saliva sampling from the participants is done from a DNA Expert himself or through the “on-line sampling protocol”. In this way, all cases are solved quickly, easily and with a low cost since the lawyer will deposit a full case file including the results, directly to the court.